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Beethoven in Virtual Reality

Beethoven in Virtual Reality

Beethoven in Virtual Reality

https://www.kennedy-center.org/wno/home/fidelio-vr/
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Washington National Opera’s ‘Carmen’ marks grand return to Kennedy Center Opera House

Washington National Opera’s ‘Carmen’ marks grand return to Kennedy Center Opera House

“This is our return to grand opera in the Opera House,” Artistic Director Francesca Zambello told WTOP.

https://wtop.com/entertainment/2022/05/washington-national-operas-carmen-marks-grand-return-to-kennedy-center-opera-house/
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A late-spring harvest of classical concerts; or, 10 preludes to summer

A late-spring harvest of classical concerts; or, 10 preludes to summer

With “Carmen,” the Washington National Opera celebrates a proper return to Francesca Zambello-helmed grand opera at the Kennedy Center.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2022/05/06/classical-music-concerts-dc-may-june-2022/
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GGF honors Francesca at 2022 Gala

GGF honors Francesca at 2022 Gala

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Glimmerglass Festival 2022

Glimmerglass Festival 2022

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LA Opera Presents AIDA Next Month

LA Opera Presents AIDA Next Month

"Stage director Francesca Zambello conjures a gorgeous world where hieroglyphics by the L.A.-based artist RETNA create a striking backdrop to the timeless story."

https://www.broadwayworld.com/los-angeles/article/LA-Opera-Presents-AIDA-Next-Month-20220426
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Speranza Scappucci: “I’ll tell you about the joy of music”

Speranza Scappucci: “I’ll tell you about the joy of music”

"The department director who hired me for Yale was a woman, as was Francesca Zambello, the artistic director of the Washington opera who, in 2015, offered me my debut with Rossini's Cenerentola."

https://www.iodonna.it/spettacoli/musica/2022/04/17/speranza-scappucci-vi-racconto-il-bello-della-musica/
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Items to be Auctioned Off in Support of the Washington National Opera

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Items to be Auctioned Off in Support of the Washington National Opera

After her passing, a leading opera director, Francesca Zambello, said "She was our greatest advocate and our greatest spokesperson. She carried this art form."

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/a39715759/ruth-bader-ginsburg-auction-washington-national-opera/
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The 10 Best Operas of All Time

The 10 Best Operas of All Time

"San Francisco Opera would never rank operas from best to worst—but today, we’re going rogue! "

https://www.sfopera.com/discover-opera/intro-to-opera/the-10-best-operas-of-all-time/
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Review: Cosí fan tutte at Washington National Opera

Review: Cosí fan tutte at Washington National Opera

March 15, 2022 by Rachael F. Goldberg, Broadway World "But between Mozart and Librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte's surprisingly balanced story (the men are just as easily manipulated as the women,…

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Review: Dialogues of the Carmelites at Houston Grand Opera

Review: Dialogues of the Carmelites at Houston Grand Opera

January 16, 2022 by Steven Brown, Texas Classical Review "Zambello’s staging brought out not only the natures of the individual characters—from Madam de Croissy’s dignity and Madame Lidoine’s warmth to…

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Review: Florencia en el Amazonas at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Review: Florencia en el Amazonas at Lyric Opera of Chicago

November 15, 2021 by Aaron Hunt, Newcity Stage “Director Francesca Zambello’s original production, with some new polish added by the original design crew for this very short Chicago run of…

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Glimmerglass Festival Unveils Its Leader’s Final Season

Glimmerglass Festival Unveils Its Leader’s Final Season

Glimmerglass Festival Unveils Its Leader’s Final Season

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/15/arts/music/francesca-zambello-glimmerglass-festival.html
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Review: The Magic Flute at The Glimmerglass Festival

Review: The Magic Flute at The Glimmerglass Festival

August 18, 2021 by Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal “Francesca Zambello, the general and artistic director of the Glimmerglass Festival, knows how to improvise. With Covid-19 restrictions on live…

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Review: Trovatore at The Glimmerglass Festival

Review: Trovatore at The Glimmerglass Festival

August 17, 2021 by Cameron Kelsall, Bachtrack “The production, co-directed by Francesca Zambello and Eric Sean Fogel, makes strong use of the wood-paneled unit set that is the baseline for…

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NYT: Glimmerglass Creates Magic in Its Own Backyard

NYT: Glimmerglass Creates Magic in Its Own Backyard

Under the adventurous leadership of Francesca Zambello, the Glimmerglass Festival built a temporary stage on the grassy grounds of the campus.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/15/arts/music/glimmerglass-festival-opera.html
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Review: Songbird at The Glimmerglass Festival

Review: Songbird at The Glimmerglass Festival

July 30, 2021 by Geraldine Freedman, The Daily Gazette “The show was fast paced, directed by Francesca Zambello and Eric Sean Fogel, and reset in New Orleans in the 1920s…All…

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Review: Glimmerglass on the Grass at The Glimmerglass Festival

Review: Glimmerglass on the Grass at The Glimmerglass Festival

July 17, 2021 by Joseph Dalton: Albany Times Union “Fleets of young guides helped patrons get situated and Francesca Zambello, the redoubtable general and artistic director, seemed to be everywhere.…

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In S.F., Francesca Zambello completes ‘Ring’

In S.F., Francesca Zambello completes ‘Ring’

Known for her ability to balance the sweeping view with telling psychological and emotional details, Zambello is finally about to reveal the full scope of an American-setting "Ring" that's been in the works for a decade.

https://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/In-S-F-Francesca-Zambello-completes-Ring-2370138.php#photo-1897049
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News Archive – 2019

News Archive – 2019

Review: La Traviata at Atlanta Opera April 30, 2019 by Andrew Alexander, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution As a director, Zambello primarily seeks to draw out the emotional heart and human drama…

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